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USAJMP Col. Clayton

Junior Mine Planter:
  • Built in 1918-19 at Fabricated Ship Building, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Launched in 1919
  • Accepted for service by the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps about September 1920
  • Named in honor of Col. Bertram T. Clayton, Q.M.C., who was killed in action in France in May 1918
  • Delivered to the US Army Coast Artillery Corp Mine Planter Service
  • Placed in commission in 1920
  • Stationed at Milwaukee, WI, 1920
  • Moored at the Louise Docks, Quebec, Canada, from November 1920 to July 1921 while enroute to the east coast
  • Arrived at Army Supply Base Brooklyn, N.Y. September 1921, assigned to the Coast Defenses of Southern New York
  • Served as a junior mine planter and in the Harbor Boat Service at Army Base Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Placed out of commission in 1923
  • Sold to the city of New York Dept. of Docks in 1924 to be used as ferryboat in New York Harbor
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in 1954
    Displacement 535 t.
    Length 123'
    Beam 28'
    Draft 12'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Fuel Capacities unknown
    Propulsion unknown
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    Col Clayton 8k
    Bertram Tracy Clayton, born on the Clayton estate near Clayton, Barbour County, Ala., October 19, 1862; attended the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa; was graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1886 and appointed a second lieutenant in the Eleventh Regiment, United States Infantry; served until April 30, 1888, when he resigned to go into business as a civil engineer in Brooklyn; during the Spanish-American War was mustered into the United States volunteer service as captain of Troop C, New York Volunteers, May 20, 1898; was later placed in command of Troops A, B, and C of the New York Cavalry, and served throughout the Puerto Rican campaign; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1901); unsuccessful candidate in 1900 for reelection to the Fifty-seventh Congress; appointed by President Roosevelt a captain in the United States Regular Army April 17, 1901; quartermaster in the United States Army in the Philippine Islands 1901-1904; quartermaster and disbursing officer of the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., 1911-1914; during the First World War was appointed colonel in the Quartermaster Corps of the American Army March 15, 1918; quartermaster of the First Division in France; killed in action at Noyer, Department of the Oise, France, May 30, 1918; interment in Arlington National Cemetery
    Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
    Col Clayton 59k USAJMP Col. Clayton under way, date and location unknown US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2 - Great Lakes Marine Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
    Col Clayton 53k USAJMP Col. Clayton moored pierside, date and location unknown Bowling Green State University, Historical Collection of the Great Lakes

    The history for USAJMP Col. Clayton is from US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
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